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Chicago is home to dozens of higher education institutions, including community colleges, major research universities and professional schools. A group of 22 of Chicago’s largest not-for-profit higher education institutions, representing over 224,000 students, has formed as America’s Urban Campus (AUC) to collaborate on a range of initiatives and investigate the economic, educational and cultural impact of Chicago's higher education systems. In May, 2018, AUC was designated a tax exempt organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The mission of America’s Urban Campus is to enhance the image of Chicago as a global destination for higher education and to improve the lives of its citizens by drawing on the collective strengths of its member institutions. Specifically, AUC seeks to position Chicago, and in turn its member institutions, as the go-to place for:
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